Tag Archives: creativity

Winter's Robin Channel Trailer | Walking the Creative Path to Recovery

My mission is to use this channel to reach out to anybody feeling isolated because of mental health challenges, and to help them feel more supported and less alone by documenting my mental health recovery journey through exploring my creativity. ► Subscribe to Winter’s Robin to start walking the creative pathway to recovery by exploring… Read More »

Bipolar highs as escape from trauma. Relationships – part 1

My name is Xanthe Wyse & my pages on Facebook are Bipolar Courage and Soar Purpose. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and social anxiety disorder. My mood is still elevated & I have had some recent anxiety related to triggers. I see patterns in everything which can seem… Read More »

Rainbow Connection makes me feel anxious. Memories, bipolar, PTSD.

My name is Xanthe Wyse and my Facebook pages are Bipolar Courage and Soar Purpose. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder and PTSD. I am currently in a mixed episode. I was feeling really anxious after listening to Rainbow Connection (Kermit then Sarah McLachlan). It’s because it’s connected to trauma memories for me.… Read More »

Rainbow connections in my creative process. Art, writing with bipolar, PTSD.

My name is Xanthe Wyse and my pages on Facebook are Bipolar Courage and Soar Purpose. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder and PTSD. I am currently experiencing a ‘mixed’ episode but I am using it to process and also to continue with my creative processes. I see links and connections in literally… Read More »

Colour and music help me get through pain. Bipolar, PTSD.

My name is Xanthe Wyse and my Facebook pages are Bipolar Courage and Soar Purpose. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and social anxiety disorder. I am currently in a mixed episode after being hypomanic for over a week. It’s a bit of a rough landing but I am… Read More »

Mourning to Morning. Music and creative expression is healing.

I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder (my social anxiety flared up when I felt embarrassed to sing to you plus my throat was constricting over talking as it does when it’s a tricky subject). When in depression with a lot of grief and trauma, I didn’t listen… Read More »

Cut up process art for re-purpose into new process art

I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 and post-traumatic stress disorder. I use creativity to help me to process trauma without re-traumatising myself. It helps me to express emotions that I shut down from trauma, but in a less painful way when I listen to music that comes to mind. Last night, while I was… Read More »

Pain beneath the highs of bipolar with PTSD

I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 and post-traumatic stress disorder and have been in a hypomanic episode (see videos past few days to see what that looks like). Here, I am still feeling the effects of heavy sedation to give my brain a rest. I feel more groggy than I look. My brain either… Read More »

Processing trauma creativity – PTSD from sexual abuse

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I have had PTSD since I was 5 years old from sexual abuse, which worsened after rape as an adult. I am on medications to help stop the extremes of mania and major depression but I still… Read More »

Speak. Signs of domestic violence are always there.

My name is Xanthe and I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I changed my name because my previous name became a trauma trigger. Painting symbolic abstracts helps me to process trauma and has been helping me to heal. I paint trauma in colour incorporate empowerment into my paintings. I… Read More »

Memories, symbolism with bipolar mania, grief and PTSD

When I am in an extreme mood state such as bipolar mania, I literally cannot remember something from 2 seconds ago. Because my brain is so overloaded with thousands of images and thoughts. So I took photos. Thousands of photos so that I could allow myself to forget, knowing that if I needed to remember… Read More »

Creative ways to process trauma and calm a racing mind

I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and social anxiety disorder. I have been making videos despite my social anxiety (which includes fears of negative evaluation) because 1. it has been helping me process by having a voice 2. I know it has been helping people by the feedback I have been… Read More »

Sexual and emotional healing journey after trauma

I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I have been sharing the stages of this painting which I think I will call Reborn as it is about myself metaphorically dying and coming back to life with a journey of transformation via creativity. Even though I am not a religious person,… Read More »